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Known also as the Storm King, the Iron Brawler, and Ganteka the Mighty, Ganteka is the mightiest warrior ever seen. He has never been defeated in combat, even against the mighty dragon gods. The only thing more powerful than his combat prowess is his anger, for when he enters a rage, nothing can stand in his way. He is temperamental, and difficult to predict, prone to sudden outbursts. Ganteka is closely linked to lightening, and mortals assume that the weather is a reflection of his mood. He is depicted as an enormously muscled bald man who is clean shaven, and is known to wear any armor and wield any weapon.
Barbarians and fighters pay homage to Ganteka, and all combatants ask him for a blessing before competition or war. Competitions are held the world over in his honor, and include thousands of different types of challenges, feats of skill, strength, and speed. Even arch-mages hone their skills in the arena once every five years with a series of duals in his honor.
Clergy and Temples
This pantheon of seven gods and goddesses is known at least to some extent all over the world. The gods are referred to as 'The Vaeryans', and they are credited with the creation of Vaerya. The seven are defenders of good, and are forever at war with Kaiten the Fallen and the dragon gods. Youngest of the males, Ganteka holds the spot furthest to the right, next to Ardian in traditional representation. Temples to the Seven can be found all over the world, ranging from elaborate citadels of worship to tiny shrines in the remote places of the world.